Simple timesheets and vacation management for small businesses.

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v0.8.12 2022-01-12 06:09 UTC


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About Daybreak

Daybreak is a very simplistic timesheet and vacation planning program for small businesses. It was created because I needed something I could host myself and integrate better into our local IT enviornment. Other open sourced programs like smalltime or kimai didn't work out for me, since they did not comply to C-55/18 EuGH or where not easily extendable. This program is inspired by papershift. If you are looking for something more robust and/or more enterprise ready, I suggest you test and use their service at

Open Todos

  • Documentation
  • Add automatic pause times after "x" working hours
  • Include holiday importer for other countries
  • Make timezone of location configurable and make use of it
  • Add more absence times calculators
  • Add extended datatables and disable employee switcher
  • More Tests

Installation instruction to setup a development environment



apt-get update
apt-get install php7.4 php7.4-common php7.4-bcmath openssl php7.4-json php7.4-mbstring php7.4-xml

Install docker and composer on you system.

Clone repository

git clone && cd daybreak

Setup repository

# Restore PHP packages
composer install

# Create .env file
# By default port :80 will be used. To change the port, put `APP_PORT=<port>` into the .env config file
cp .env.example .env

Start application

# Start the application
./vendor/bin/sail up -d

# Generate app key
./vendor/bin/sail artisan key:generate

# Migrate database
./vendor/bin/sail artisan migrate

By default, the application is available at: http://localhost


In the default installation the sending of mails is simulated with mailhog, you can view them via your browser at http://localhost:8025

A small video preview of the application


Demo Installation

The application can be tested via heroku.

User: admin@daybreak.corp

Password: admin1234


  • No Emails will be send from the demo instance, therefore user invitations won't work
  • Application will be reset to defaults every 24h

Security Vulnerabilities

If you discover a security vulnerability within Laravel, please send an e-mail to Erik Porsche via All security vulnerabilities will be promptly addressed.


Copyright (c) Erik Porsche

Daybreak is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license.

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